Lawyers may be needed.   Depends on if the parent wants to pursue this.
School has the right to search their machine, I'm not sure if the school
has the right to search a private Netflix account.   Certainly, this was
done to protect the student and the school...and to verify inappropriate
use.  I would appreciate knowing the outcome.


On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 9:48 AM, Jarrett-CESU, Steve <
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> Do you know if school personnel have the legal right to access an
> unprotected parent/student personal account on a 1-1 school device, no
> matter what an AUP states about inappropriate use?
> Situation:
> A student streamed an inappropriate film via Netflix on their 1-1
> computer while at school.
> Tech support confirmed it by going to the unprotected Netflix account
> (remembered password).
> Parent is upset that tech support accessed her account (that child was
> using).
> Steve Jarrett
> District Technology Supervisor
> Chittenden East Supervisory Union
> 802-858-1729
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